English poetry

Poems in English


To sit on rocks, to muse o’er flood and fell, To slowly trace the forest’s shady scene, Where things that […]


LARA. [1] CANTO THE FIRST. I. The Serfs are glad through Lara’s wide domain, [2] And slavery half forgets her […]

It Is the Hour

It is the hour when from the boughs The nightingale’s high note is heard; It is the hour when lover’s […]

To Romance

Parent of golden dreams, Romance! Auspicious Queen of childish joys, Who lead’st along, in airy dance, Thy votive train of […]

The Bride of Abydos

“Had we never loved so kindly, Had we never loved so blindly, Never met or never parted, We had ne’er […]

To M. S. G

Whene’er I view those lips of thine, Their hue invites my fervent kiss; Yet, I forego that bliss divine, Alas! […]

The Tear

When Friendship or Love Our sympathies move; When Truth, in a glance, should appear, The lips may beguile, With a […]

The Dream

I Our life is twofold; Sleep hath its own world, A boundary between the things misnamed Death and existence: Sleep […]

Adieu, Adieu! My Native Land

Adieu, adieu! my native shore Fades o’ver the waters blue; The night-winds sigh, the breakers roar, And shrieks the wild […]


‘Twas after dread Pultowa’s day, When fortune left the royal Swede – Around a slaughtered army lay, No more to […]

When We Two Parted

When we two parted In silence and tears, Half broken-hearted, To sever for years, Pale grew thy cheek and cold, […]

For Music

THERE be none of Beauty’s daughters With a magic like thee; And like music on the waters Is thy sweet […]


Titan! to whose immortal eyes The sufferings of mortality, Seen in their sad reality, Were not as things that gods […]

Remind Me Not, Remind Me Not

Remind me not, remind me not, Of those beloved, those vanish’d hours, When all my soul was given to thee; […]

To A Lady

O! had my Fate been join’d with thine, As once this pledge appear’d a token, These follies had not, then, […]

The Giaour

A Fragment of a Turkish Tale The tale which these disjointed fragments present, is founded upon circumstances now less common […]

John Keats

Who killed John Keats? ‘I,’ says the Quarterly, So savage and Tartarly; ”Twas one of my feats.’ Who shot the […]

The Prisoner of Chillon

I My hair is gray, but not with years, Nor grew it white In a single night, As men’s have […]

Stanzas To Jessy

There is a mystic thread of life So dearly wreath’d with mine alone, That Destiny’s relentless knife At once must […]

Sonnet to Lake Leman

Rousseau Voltaire our Gibbon De Staлl Leman! these names are worthy of thy shore, Thy shore of names like these! […]

My Soul is Dark

My soul is dark – Oh! quickly string The harp I yet can brook to hear; And let thy gentle […]

The Siege of Corinth

ADVERTISEMENT “The grand army of the Turks, (in 1715), under the Prime Vizier, to open to themselves a way into […]

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